posted by Rykunz (CANAL WINCHESTER, OH) Aug 16, 2008
Member since Aug 2008
I love all the Tales games and have been a fan for years. This one had a great story and battles, but the music was lagging behind and there weren't any parts of the game were u went, "Well for ps2 that looks pretty good". And the fact that is was hard as heck to get gald was crazy. They gave out plenty of exp but that gald thing killed it for me.
Let's face it; when you have a long game, you expect to be entertained the whole time. I have to admit, going int this, I was hoping for something on par with the quality of Tales of Symphonia (GC). However, I was let-down..
A long-winded storyline carried-out in the most bizzare way possible. You practically have to learn a new language just to understand what the characters are babbling about in the ENDLESS cutscenes/dialog sessions. To make it worse, the game is so long-winded, MAINLY because you're spending most of your time running all over a very large world (on par with the 'Tales' series' norm), going back and forth between cities and ports.. The game's strongest point is easily combat, (just as with Symphonia). One of the few RPGs that comes to mind, that actually makes me want to go out and grind, because-it's-fun-to-fight. Go figure. However you will spend about 20% of your time in the action, and about 80% of your time hitting the 'X' button to click through endless dialog boxes...The visual qualities fall short of, even early N64 games in places.
That said, I'll get to the good stuff.. If you like long, with a deep story. Abyss has it. If you like quarky humor and having LOTS of places to explor. Abyss has plenty of it. If you like free-roaming and deep character-customization, Abyss has it! ...You just have to suffer through endless talking and running around..
But hey, if you're a fan of RPGs AT ALL, pick this one up. It will keep you entertained juuust long enough to finish, but you probably won't wanna go 'round a second time. - A 7, out of 10.